Searching for "WIVENHOE"

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    Place name County Entry Source
    CLACTON (Great) Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 13 SE of Colchester. It has a post office under Colchester, and a fair on 29 June Imperial
    CLACTON (Little) Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 11 SE of Colchester. It has a post office under Colchester, and a fair on 25 July Imperial
    COLCHESTER Essex Wivenhoe railways, 21½ miles NE of Chelmsford. The Colne descends hence 9 miles south-south-eastward to the sea; is navigable Imperial
    DONYLAND (East) Essex Wivenhoe railway, 3½ miles SSE of Colchester. It has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 1, 067. Real property Imperial
    ESSEX Essex Wivenhoe, and to Harwich; another line, on the W, goes north-north-eastward to Loughton, and will be prolonged to Dunmow Imperial
    FINGRINGHOE Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 4 SSE of Colchester; and has a post office under Colchester, and a fair on Easter Imperial
    FRATING Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 6 ESE of Colchester. It has a post office under Colchester. Acres, 1, 237. Real property Imperial
    HYTHE Essex Wivenhoe railway, 1 mile. SSE of Colchester. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Colchester Imperial
    LANGENHOE Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 5¾ S by E of Colchester. Post-town, Abberton, under Colchester. Acres, 2,104. Real Imperial
    LEXDEN Essex Wivenhoe, containing the parishes of Wivenhoe and Brightlingsea; the sub-district of Peldon, containing the parishes of Peldon, Great Wigborough Imperial
    PELDON Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 5½ S by W of Colchester; and has a post-office under Colchester. Acres, 2, 186. Real Imperial
    Roman Essex Roman , river, Essex; rises 3 miles NE. of Coggeshall, and flows 11 miles SB. to the Colne at Wivenhoe. Bartholomew
    ROMAN (The) Essex rising 3 miles N N E of Coggeshall; and running about 11 miles south-east-ward to the Colne at Wivenhoe. Imperial
    TENDRING HUNDRED RAILWAY Essex Wivenhoe, opened in 1863; the second, 1 mile, into Colchester, opened in 1866; the third, 14 miles, to Weeley and Walton Imperial
    WIGBOROUGH (Great) Essex Wivenhoe r. station, and 7 SSW of Colchester. It includes part of Tiptree-Heath chapelry; and its Post town is Peldon Imperial
    Wivenhoe Essex Wivenhoe , town, riverport, and par. with ry. sta. (Wyvenhoe), Essex, on river Colne, 4 miles SE. of Colchester, 1549 ac., pop. 2280; P.O., T.O. The town Bartholomew
    WIVENHOE Essex WIVENHOE , a small town, a parish, and a sub-district, in Lexden district, Essex. The town stands on the river Imperial
    Wyvenhoe Essex Wyvenhoe , ry. sta., Essex, 4 miles SE. of Colchester, in vicinity are Wyvenhoe Hall and Wyvenhoe Park , seats. See WIVENHOE. Bartholomew
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